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BGoose 05-22-2016 06:17 AM

Still Radio Antenna issues
Hello, I tried to tie my radio antenna into the tv antenna via an F type connector and splitter as recommended on other post. The reception is still no different. Does anyone have any other ideas to try.
Rockwood 8329SS

uhduh camping 05-22-2016 06:51 AM

Did you activate the t.v. antenna switch? It is the wall plate that your t.v. is connected to. A light will come on when activated.

BGoose 05-22-2016 07:14 AM

Radio antenna
Yes, I tried both ways with the antenna booster on and off???

BGoose 05-22-2016 07:16 AM

The only way that I am getting any better reception is when I plug in the new F Type connector that has about 4' of coax attached and just lay it in the area behind the radio.

uhduh camping 05-22-2016 07:31 AM

Are you sure you are putting F connector on the antenna coax? There is two splitters in my unit and I had to add a third. Had to make sure I was splitting the right coax. I did this by finding a clear t.v. channel and started pulling off coax until I lost t.v. picture.

BGoose 05-22-2016 08:21 AM

Yep, I did the same thing. I removed the cable until the tv lost the picture and then I touched the radio connection directly to the antenna cable.... That's what's so crazy about not having better radio reception and stumping me...I really don't know what else to try. The radio cable has stranded wire so I'm having to twist the wire together so that it make one bigger strand and i'm touching it to the center pin on antenna coax and no difference.

uhduh camping 05-22-2016 10:15 AM

Are you using one of these?
F-Type Jack to RCA male Plug Adapter | 27-5695 (275695) | Distributed By MCM

raspivey 05-22-2016 10:37 AM

Are you positive the radio antenna is connected to the radio? I've seen stranger things happen.

uhduh camping 05-22-2016 11:33 AM

The factory radio antenna in this unit is horrible. What we're trying to do is use the TV antenna to get radio reception. This is easily done with a F connector to RCA jack adapter. This is a plug and play setup, remove original radio antenna wire push it back out of the way not to be used again. Find t.v. anntenna coax you need to split that signal into two feeds one to tv as it was. A second signal goes to f connector to rca adapter that gets plugged into radio.

BGoose 05-22-2016 11:42 AM

Ok, I think I am just dumb in this section but here's what I have. I purchased a cable that plugs into the back of the radio and the other end would have plugged into something like a car antenna base. It looks like the F-type connector however it is way to large to work on any TV connection. Therefore, I cut that end off and installed a cable tv adapter on to the end. I install a spliter off of the antenna cable before coming into the booster. I attached the new radio cable to that spliter and nothing good is happening. Hopefully this was done incorrectly and someone can straighten me out. Here is what I purchased from Amazon.

I appreciate everyone's feedback. Thanks!!

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